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“Still We Rise”

Welcome to “STILL WE RISE” BADC and Artist and Makers Studio’s first virtual exhibition. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to view our talented Artists. More content will be added as we go along so please revisit us often. We also may have other events in conjunction with this exhibition so stay tuned. VIEW EXHIBITION


Moments of Resilience

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, invites you to “Tell Us Your Story”. VIEW MORE INFO


Recent Passed Friends

Unfortunately, because of COVID 19 BADC has had to create a separate page for our beloved fellow artist and friends who have passed. We hope there will not be more, however we know the reality of this deadly disease. Our condolences go out to the families and friends. Recent passed


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A Note from our Friends at the Exposure Group


A Note from the Director of Artomatic


SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE


SHARE YOUR LATEST WORKS AND I WILL POST THEM HERE

Every Changing – TH Gomillion

Message from your Web Site Administrator

Dear Black Artists of DC (BADC) Community during this time as Artists you have to be prepared, aware, and vigilant.  Many will use this crisis to take advantage, so if it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t true.

Many venues have closed, and events are either canceled or postponed as far as through August.  Even exhibitions you are currently in are canceled and in most cases your work is stranded at those venues (I have 9 pieces stranded at a local government venue with no idea when I can get them).  We as Artists must be patient and understanding; remember your art is not worth your life or the life of your loved ones and friends.

BADC will continue to post calls for Artists, however, you as the Artists must be vigilant as many exhibitions are closed or postponed.  If you have applied and been juried into an exhibition or Residency you need to check to make sure it has not been canceled or postponed.  If you have a pick-up date for art already in an exhibition, check to make sure you can still pick up.  If you have shipped work to a exhibition check to see if they will still be sending it back or will it be delayed.

Before you apply for an Artist’s call make sure it is still on, you do not want to waste your hard earned money on an exhibition that has no chance of opening.

All is not lost there are still things you can apply for, such as: Online exhibitions, grants, fellowships, and residencies far enough out likely not to be affected by this crisis.  There are also online competitions where awards are given out.

Remember the first priority is to be safe. 

Thank You, the Staff at BADC


List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Check all events before attending as they may have been canceled or postponed


BADC’s MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

BADC’S monthly meeting scheduled for March 15th, 2020 has been CANCELED In order to comply with Mayor’s concern for the spread of the corona virus we have decided to cancel this month’s meeting. We will inform you of our next scheduled meeting.


COMPLETE GUIDE TO ARTIST GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020; VIEW MORE INFO


Major Breaking BADC News!

A Massive Sculpture of an African American Last Supper, Hidden for Years, Has Been Discovered in Columbia Heights; created by non-other than our own Akili Anderson VIEW MORE INFO

Additional information: Daniel Brooking has supplied the Channel 4 story click on Video to view. Other Articles and News Stories, NBC 4 article, Channel 4 News, Stained Glass Association of America, Hyperallergic, Washington City Paper, Current News-1, Current News-2, Current News-3, Washington Post


Check out this New Resource for DC Artist

They have a suite of resources including: office space, a podcast studio, a photography studio, education and skill building opportunities, a residency program, and so much more – all to help DC’s creators and entrepreneurs reach their goals. Keep up to date with them via our “Art Sites” page, in our menu “Artist News, Events and Self Help”. VIEW MORE INFO